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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2018 3:27 p.m. PST

"Even in early alpha, Game-Labs' Naval Action is a fascinating simulation of combat in the Age of Sail. But I was curious why director Maxim Zasov was so drawn to the topic that he made it one of the first games he developed at his studio.

For Zasov, it's not just about tall ships' beauty and power, though, as he points out, "Age of Sail [warships] were the spaceships of that time …Wellington had 175 cannons at Waterloo, mostly 6-9 lbs. Just one first-rate ship of the line had 120-140 guns, most of which were 18 pounders or above."

No, Zasov is also fascinated by the way sailing ships were intertwined with the culture of the Enlightenment…."
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IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2018 3:23 p.m. PST

That is an old article, May 2015.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2018 11:04 a.m. PST

Yes… but still interesting….


StarCruiser15 Jan 2018 7:06 p.m. PST

And it's still in development hell…

While some aspects are very well done, there are serious issues with the "Open World" and the usual issues with PvP and PvE game modes.

Charlie 12 Inactive Member15 Jan 2018 7:50 p.m. PST

Interesting? Not so much. When it sees the light of day, maybe (but I doubt it).

SgtPrylo16 Jan 2018 6:37 a.m. PST

It's a good concept and a good game from a 'sailing your ship' standpoint. I've posted on it before. But as StarCruiser says, it's going through a lot of changes as it's developed.

I still log in to 'get my ship on' – because it's fun for that aspect – it does a nice job of capturing the feel.

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